- Company: KPMG (Liechtenstein) AG
- Position: Manager
- Remit/main activity: Mandate management; planning, execution and conclusion of audits
- Highest educational qualification: state-certified auditor
- Years of professional experience: 6
- Place of work: Vaduz
- No. of employees at place of work: 11
What makes my work exciting?
Working and exchanging views and experience with a wide variety of people and getting insight into diverse industries and business processes; varied work that ranges from auditing financial statements to special and regulatory audits and IPO consulting services.
Why did I enter the profession?
My interest in finance was already apparent when I was at school/studying; when I graduated, auditing offered me an ideal opportunity to start professional life as well as attractive career models and prospects. In addition, the big audit firms offer extensive professional development opportunities.
What challenges does my work present?
Time pressure is often a challenge as is striking a balance between regulatory requirements and the solutions applied in practice; due to the introduction of new legislation, regulations and requirements, it is also important to remain on the ball and continue to develop professionally after qualifying as a state-certified auditor (eidg. dipl. WP).
How does my work benefit the economy?
Our main benefit for the economy is ensuring the information requirements of different stakeholders are met with reliable and validated figures.
What is important to me in my client relationships?
Professional, honest relationships with my clients; identifying and understanding their requirements, making it possible to devise business solutions that are tailored to the company and their stakeholders.
What is currently important for my clients in our cooperation (keyword: coronavirus)?
In the current situation, the top priority for our clients is ensuring the exchange of data and communication is maintained despite working from home. In addition, our clients appreciate KPMG’s expertise in evaluating the internal and external impact of Covid-19 on financial reporting.
How has the industry changed? What are the challenges of the future?
In the space of the few years I have been here, there has been a clear move towards digitalisation; I do not believe that digitalisation will replace the job of an auditor, but some of the tasks that are currently still performed manually will in future be carried out automatically using data analysis tools. This will eliminate repetitive tasks and free up more time to focus on complex and complicated matters.